By Month (March 2005)

Opgal and Bullard Partner

Opgal and Bullard are partnering on a new handheld security camera.

FMWS Being Run Thru Paces

Northrop Grumman’s Fused Multispectral Weapon Sight (FMWS), which digitally fuses imagery from an uncooled VOx microbolometer and a Gen III image intensifier (I2), has undergone initial evaluation testing at the Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (Ft. Belvoir, Virginia).

U.S. Defense Budget Up 5%

The President’s fiscal 2006 defense budget requests $419 billion, a 5% increase over fiscal 2005. The effect on infrared programs varies from program to program.

SCD Plans Product Launch at SPIE

Semi Conductor Devices, SCD, is planning to unveil the first member of its new uncooled product line at the SPIE Defense & Security symposium at the end of March.

Uncooled B-Kit Standard Moves Ahead

An interfacing standard for uncooled modules has been adopted by the Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB), a standards board of the Department of Defense. The “Uncooled B-Kit Interface Control Document” (ICD) which was prepared by Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) with input from industry specifies the details of the mechanical, optical and electrical interfaces of standard modules called “B-Kits” that makes use of uncooled focal plane arrays.

Auto Night Vision Systems Compared

A detailed study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) comparing passive Thermal IR and reflective Near-IR (NIR) driver’s night vision systems has concluded that passive thermal IR is superior for pedestrian detection. To compare the two technologies, researchers equipped a test vehicle with both Thermal IR and NIR night vision systems.

New Infrared Imaging Products


Company Briefs


Government Contract Awards in Infrared Imaging


Government Contract Solicitations in Infrared Imaging


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